Friday, August 29, 2008

Great Slideshow!!!

Our wonderful friend, Allen Bradford, made us this video slideshow of our time in Peru. Thanks, Allen, for the many pics and memories!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Despedidas (parte dos)

Last night we had a wonderful time at Gerardo & Ysabel's place. They gave a despedida for us with some of the students that we were closest with (some couldn't make it). Enjoy....


We've been having some despedidas (goodbye times with friends). Here are some pics....

Here I am with my pastor, Jaime. He is giving us a 'recuerdo' or a souvenir to remember our church home in Peru.

Here's a photo of Kevin holding the recuerdo. The inscription is from Ps. 121, "The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in."

Here's Heather with her gift CD from "Lenin's Band" that she has been wanting.

Heather having a good time with some of her chicas.

Our family was prayed for by pastors Gerardo Castro, Bill Bradford, Allen Smith, and Jaime Avellaneda

For more pics, check out Allen Bradford's Flickr photo album. Thanks for the shots, Allen!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wise Words My Peruvian Friend....

"So this I find, that both unshared joy and joylessness are capable of killing the soul slowly. Therefore I must share my joy in God with others or else my soul will wither when the morning dawns on me."
These words were written by my friend, Francisco, who lives in Lima, Peru. He received his Ph.D. in engineering from Texas A&M. We actually overlapped a bit at TAMU, but we didn't know each other. He visited my home church, Westminster, after we left, and some folks told him that we were down in Trujillo, Peru. When he returned, he looked us up and came for a visit in Trujillo. He has a great heart for the Lord, has just recently joined the presbyterian church in Lima pastored by MTW missionary, Mark Barry, and I'm excited for the help Francisco will be to the future of Christ's kingdom here in Peru.

Francisco, thanks for all the great conversations! And thanks for sharing your joy with me.

Be sure to check out his blog.

Last Sunday @ Larco Church

Here's a couple of videos my bride took of our church service last week (find here and here).

The first clip is of me preaching in Spanish. Good one, because I butcher the word "probablemente." Oh well. It took me about 5-6 years out of seminary to learn to preach with little or no notes. But Spanish cured me of that freedom, at least as it pertains to preaching in Spanish.

The second clip is of some of the music during our worship service. Our friend, Allen Smith, has done a great job of music development.

So that's a little taste of Sunday morning in Peru. Wish you all could be here to experience it firsthand.